As Twitchy told you earlier, Marco Rubio attempted to clarify his position on the GOP tax cuts. For many, it looked like a pretty significant walkback. That’s certainly how Politico framed it:
— POLITICO (@politico) May 2, 2018
Needless to say, Rubio wasn’t thrilled with being portrayed as inconsistent, so he addressed Politico’s write-up in a tweet:
Although written by intern at Politico, this article is a reminder of how difficult it can be to discuss public policy in political press. Not only did I not back down on tax cut, I doubled down & added detail for rationale https://t.co/4NTDOxcEju
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 2, 2018
The piece was indeed written by Quint Forgey, an editorial intern at Politico. We’re not really sure why Rubio felt compelled to mention that, but now, on top of walking back his position on the tax cuts, he should probably walk back his decidedly jerkish swipe at Forgey:
"Although written by an intern" is so weak.
— Jay Willis (@jaywillis) May 2, 2018
Written by an intern. Seriously?
— DoneWithDonnyDipsh*t (@GuitarAbuser) May 2, 2018
Although spoken by a senator with many positions, this article is a reminder of how difficult it is to discuss a rising star when he keeps falling. Not only did he get quoted accurately, he doubled down on his petulance. https://t.co/yDQGyyJ0kG
— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) May 2, 2018
A. The intern accurately reported you trying to walk back your comments on the tax bill.
B. Coming at an intern is low even for you.
“If your life depends on Marco Rubio having a spine, you’re already dead.”
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) May 2, 2018
At least the intern has a spine. You, demonstrably, do not
— Publius (@FederalistNum10) May 2, 2018
A U.S. Senator using his twitter account to heckle an intern is not cool https://t.co/0R1QXXXtqc
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) May 2, 2018
Not sure if this technically qualifies as heckling, but it’s still not a good look.
— Andrew Hanna (@AndrewBHanna) May 2, 2018